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2007-08 Undergraduate Catalog

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Description of the Major
Biochemistry is the subdiscipline of chemistry which focuses on compounds of biological origin: their structures, biological functions and transformations needed to sustain life.

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Before Graduating You Must
  • Pass the Educational Testing Service Major Field Test (ETS-MFT) in chemistry.
  • Achieve a grade of C or better in laboratory courses CHM 2211L, CHM 3120L, CHM 4302L and CHM 4413L.
  • Satisfy the Florida statutory requirements for CLAST.
  • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by the chemistry faculty.
Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)
  1. Knowledge of physical, organic, inorganic, analytical and biochemistry.
  2. Comprehension and use of laboratory skills in synthetic, quantitative and instrumental methods as scientific approaches to gathering and verifying knowledge.
  3. Mastery of the process of critical inquiry: interpretation, evaluation and explanation. Ask appropriate questions, gather relevant information efficiently and creatively, sort through this information, reason logically from this information and come to reliable and trustworthy conclusions.
  4. Ability to collect, analyze and articulate results clearly and effectively in speech and in writing in an acceptable style of presentation.

Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
CHM 2045 X      
CHM 2045L   X    
CHM 2046 X      
CHM 2046L   X    
CHM 3217 X   X  
CHM 2211L   X X X
CHM 3120 X   X  
CHM 3120L   X X X
Physical and Inorganic
CHM 3400 X   X  
CHM 3610 X   X  
CHM 4413L X X X X
CHM 3218 X   X  
CHM 4302L X X X X
CHM 4034 X   X  
CHM 4130 X   X  
CHM 4130L X X X X
CHM 4304 X   X  
CHM 4413 X   X  
MCB 4304 X   X  
MCB 4403 X   X  
MCB 4503 X   X  
PCB 3063 X   X  
PCB 3134 X   X  
PHZ 4710 X   X  
Required Courses in Other Departments
BSC 2010 X      
BSC 2010L   X    
BSC 2011 X   X  
BSC 2011L   X    
MAC 2311 X      
MAC 2312 X      
MCB 3020 X     X
PHY 2053 X   X  
PHY 2053L   X    
PHY 2054 X   X  
PHY 2054L   X    

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